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March 15th, 2008 by Peter Bargh

High Royds lunatic asylum, Menston

A tale of Urban Un-exploration
There’s a guy on our ePHOTOzine called Tom who’s an urban explorer and posted up some great shots of the lunatic asylum at High Royds. There are some superb arches, eerie corridors, fabulous windows and great staircases. It’s a photographer’s paridise. So rather than risk the security guards I thought I’d write to ask permission to take a few legal shots.
The reply was Unfortunately we cannot allow anyone on site now because of our ongoing building works and health and safety considerations.”

I suggested I’d waiver all legal claims should anything happen and said I’d just need a couple of hours and act responsibly.

But the answer was still no. Sadly I won’t be able to capture the images, so have to thank the guys on sites like 28Days Later for their bold efforts.

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